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Postgame Notes: #6 Duke 77, Tennessee 67



Nov. 21, 2011

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NUMBERS OF INTEREST
0: Three-pointers that UT hit, marking the first time since Feb. 1, 1997 (vs. Wofford) that it happened.

10: Vols that scored tonight, which is a season high.

12: Jeronne Maymon set his career-high on the boards for the second straight game with 12.

13: Times the lead changed in tonight's contest.

18: UT will be in action just 18 hours after the conclusion of tonight's game when the Vols start tomorrow vs. Memphis at 2 p.m. ET.

FOR STARTERS
- The Vols started the same line-up for the third game in a row (Trae Golden, Kenny Hall, Cameron Tatum, Jeronne Maymon, Jordan McRae).Kenny Hall. It marks the first time UT has opened its scoring with free throws and the third different player to score first. Jeronne Maymon opened UT's season with a layup against UNC Greensboro and Jordan McRae drained a three-pointer to start the ULM game.

TALKING RECORDS
- UT's loss in its third game marks its earliest loss since starting 1-1 in 2004-05, when the Vols opened their season at the Maui Invitational.
- The Vols are now 1-3 all-time in the Maui Invitational. UT also participated in the event in 2004 (1-3).
- The Blue Devils now lead the all-time series 8-7. Tonight was the first meeting between the two schools since Dec. 29, 1980.

FROM DOWNTOWN
- Tennessee was held without a three-pointer (0-for-8) for the first time since Feb. 1, 1997 in a 60-41 win vs. Wofford, when the Vols were 0-for-16.. Since then, the Vols had hit at least one three in 461 straight games.

KEY RUN
- After UT scored six straight points to cut Duke's deficit to 55-53 in the second half, Duke went on a 15-6 run to pull away from the 9:12 to the 4:39 mark.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE
- For the second consecutive game, Jeronne Maymon recorded a double-double for the Vols. After contributing 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. ULM, Maymon dropped 14 points and a game-high 12 boards.
- Also, for the second straight contest, Maymon set his career-high with 12 rebounds and led all players.
- Maymon is averaging 13.3 points and a team-high nine rebounds per game.

GOLDEN TOUCH
- Despite picking up his second foul with 17:23 remaining and being limited to less than five minutes in the first half, sophomore point guard Trae Golden scored 13 points and dished out two assists.
- Golden was 4-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Golden has scored in double digits in every game this season.

ALL-AROUND TATUM
- Cameron Tatum matched his season-high in assists with UT's best total of four.
- Tatum also chipped in 10 points and five rebounds, the latter of which was also a season-high. It marked his second straight game in double-digits.

7 STEALS
- The Vols have recorded seven steals in all three of thier games this season. UT was led by two a piece from both Jeronne Maymon and freshman Wes Washpun. The figure matched a season-high by an individual Vol this season, and marked career highs for both.

BLOCK HALL
- For the fifth time in his career and second straight game, Kenny Hall recorded a pair of blocks.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
- Freshman Yemi Makanjuola scored his first career points at Tennessee and finished the game with four. In fact, Makanjuola had yet to attempt a shot prior to this evening. He converted both of his field goal attempts this evening and pulled down two rebounds.

GIVE ME A BREAK
- The Vols outscored their third opponent in fastbreak points in as many tries, besting Duke, 8-5. On the season, Tennessee has outdone its opponents 35-15 in transition. None of UT's foes have scored more than six on fastbreaks (ULM).

UP NEXT
- Tennessee will continue competing in the Maui Invitational in Hawaii on Tuesday. The Vols will play No. 8 Memphis tomorrow, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

 

 

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